This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition osteoarthritis
Treatment actico, short-stretch, inelastic dressing
Sponsor Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Start date November 2013
End date November 2014
Trial size 50 participants
Trial identifier NCT02253680, RCTTKR-01


The use of compression bandages in elective orthopaedic knee surgery is well regarded, however, there is a lack of robust, well-designed evidence to support this.

The aim is to determine the feasibility of conducting a randomised control trial comparing the use of a compression bandage worn post-operatively for 24 hours after elective total knee replacement, compared to standard practice (wool and crepe, non-compressive dressing).

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
(No Intervention)
Wool and crepe bandage for 24 hours post-operatively
Actico, inelastic, short-stretch compression bandage worn 24 hours post-operatively
actico, short-stretch, inelastic dressing Compression bandage
Worn 24hr post-operatively

Primary Outcomes

time frame: 6 months

Secondary Outcomes

Knee range of motion
time frame: 6 months
time frame: 6 months
Patient satisfaction
time frame: 6 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Age > 18 - Able to give written, informed consent - Primary total knee replacement Exclusion Criteria: - Extensive peripheral vascular disease - Lower limb neurological disorder

Additional Information

Official title A Prospective, Randomised Control Trial Investigating the Use of a Two-layer, Short-stretch Compression Bandage in Elective Total Knee Replacement - Feasibility
Principal investigator Mike Reed, MD FRCS
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2014.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.